Answer: Definitely not! There is much more to do...
...It isn’t enough to have good leaders; they can’t do it alone — the issues are too complicated and frequently require cooperation with other local municipalities, the county, the state, and even federal entities. We as citizens need to stay engaged by communicating with our officials, initiating and engaging in thoughtful discussions of issues, and proposing solution options. The public is increasingly more energized, more engaged, and more willing to speak up and act..."
On September 6, the Daily Courier published a Talk of the Town penned by Save the Dells on the need for an expanded mission after the successes of our first five years of community conservation and advocacy. Our desire is to address any remaining uncertainty about both the incredible accomplishments of our community, and the important role of citizens and community groups moving forward. Click to read the full column below.
CWAG LD1 Candidate Forum on Water Issues October 8th, 10:00AM-12:00PM (via Zoom, pre-register below)
Candidates for Arizona Legislative District 1 will discuss critical water issues at a forum presented by the Citizens Water Advocacy Group (CWAG). Bring your questions! There will be a Q&A period following the presentation as time permits
Can't make it? A video recording will be available following the forum for viewing.
Whiskey Row Marathon Expo October 8th, 7:00AM-12:00PM Prescott Courthouse Square
Come see Save the Dells at the 2022 Whiskey Row Marathon Expo!
Have questions about our Greater Mission? Want to talk to us about a group or cause who might align with our priority areas? Stop by! Get the latest on the Granite Dells and learn more about the important partnerships we've been building in 2022.
Water, Wells, and Wine!
October 22nd, 1:30PM-4:00PM Winey Cats @ Granite Creek Vineyards, 2515 N Rd 1 E Chino Valley
Calling all Chino Valley residents! Our partners at the Chino Alliance are hosting an informative gathering with local experts to discuss water quality, conservation and how to protect your water rights! Get answers to your water questions and learn how you can help support a thriving and sustainable future for Chino.
Live elsewhere in the Quad Cities? Spread the word to your Chino family and friends!
"This essay again celebrates the amazing Granite Dells in Prescott, Arizona. Be sure to open the images so you can see them in full size along with the commentary that provides context for the images. All photos were taken on my hike on September 10th out along the Peavine and Iron King Trails to Eagle Peak overlooking what we are working to name Elisabeth Creek after Elisabeth Ruffner, legendary activist for many good causes in Prescott. ”
"The prominent peak on the left is commonly called Point of Rocks, though originally the term referred to the entire range that we now call the Granite Dells. The Peavine Trail is hidden in the rocks, but you can see the Iron King Trail extending from middle-right to lower-left.
The early AED plans had roads crossing the trail, a hotel-resort complex and houses above and to the left of the trail, and more roads and houses in the lower-right quadrant. That would have completely altered the visitor experience for trail users.
Now that the valley and these peaks are protected, Prescott is sure to receive important recognition for its visionary decisions. A good chunk of this iconic range is now the anchor for a truly world-class regional park and preserve.”
-- Walt Anderson
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